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Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence

Fernando Arenas


This book is a study of the contemporary cultural production of Portuguese-speaking Africa and its critical engagement with globalization in the aftermath of colonialism, especially since the advent of multiparty politics and market-oriented economies. Exploring the evolving relationship of Lusophone Africa with Portugal, its former colonial power, and Brazil, this book situates the countries on the geopolitical map of contemporary global forces. Drawing from popular music, film, literature, cultural history, geopolitics, and critical theory to investigate the postcolonial condition of Portugu ... More

Keywords: Portuguese-speaking Africa, colonialism, multiparty politics, market-oriented economies, Lusophone Africa, Portugal, colonial power, Cesária Évora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669837
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fernando Arenas, author